Former MCV and Music Week writer and publisher named associate director, andVideoGamer boosts editorial team.
Bastion hires Dave Roberts
The PR outlet has appointed Dave Roberts (pictured, right) former publisher of Music Week, as associate director. Joe Breckenridge (pictured, far right) has also been brought on board as an intern.
Bastion has recently signed eSports firm ESL, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer EarlyNinja.
MD Dean Barrett stated: Business is thundering along nicely at the moment, so we’re delighted to welcome Dave and Joe to Bastion.”
VideoGamer strengthens its editorial team
Having launched a new website, VideoGamer has announced a number of staff changes.
Former news editor David Scammell is now deputy editor, while junior staff writer Alice Bell, has taken over the role of content editor.
Colm Ahern has joined the team as content editor. Prior to this, he worked at Bossa Studios as marketing assistant. He also worked for four years as writer, editor, video and podcast producer at God is a Geek.
This follows the hiring of Sam Riley as junior content editor and the departures of deputy editor Steve Burns and video producer Jim Trinca.
Head of video production and community Simon Miller also announced he was departing the company to become a freelance presenter, writer, video producer and consultant. He will continue to work with VideoGamer.
Editor Tom Orry commented: We’re extremely happy to welcome Colm to VideoGamer. His sense of humour and opinionated style make him a perfect fit for us. Along with Dave, James, Alice and Samuel, the VideoGamer team is back up to full strength. We’re also going to continue working closely with Simon Miller despite his recent switch to freelancing.”
Miller added: After an absolutely wonderful time at VideoGamer – where I’ll still be popping up on – I just felt it was time to explore some new opportunities and, of course, bring back ‘The Miller Report’ in a totally new way.”
(Pictured below, from left to right: Scammell, Ahern, Bell, Riley and Miller)